The acquisition of Arabic speaking skills becomes an
important issue in Arabic language learning. So, the National University of
Malaysia (UKM) has offered the PPPJ3503 Oral Arabic Language Course as one of
the department’s elective subjects to undergraduate degree students. The purpose
of this study is to evaluate the proficiency of speaking in Arabic and identify
improved language-speaking factor among students. This research was a
quantitative case study using data from survey instruments and focus group
interview. The focus group consisted of 21 study pants. The study questions
focus on their speaking competence after attending Oral Arabic Language courses
with a student-centered teaching approach combined with
coaching and mentoring elements. The findings show that there are
self-improvements in Arabic speaking proficiency among students taking the
course. The improvements in Arabic speaking proficiency among students were caused by spontaneous activities, video recording
assignments, Arabic Linguaphone textbooks, Arabic speaking drill exercises repeatedly,
discussions in the lecture room and student’s self-esteem. This Oral Arabic
course has proven that student-centered teaching approach combined with coaching and mentoring elements is good to be applied in the teaching of spoken Arabic
and Arabic in general. This study also identifies ways to improve Arabic
speaking proficiency through a student-centered teaching approach combined with coaching and mentoring elements in teaching
Arabic speaking skills.
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